South Africa tour of India, 1st Test: India v South Africa at Chennai, Mar 26-30, 2008
26,27,28,29,30 March 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
33.4

Kumble to Amla, no run, tossed up on middle stump, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

33.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled flat and fast through the air, Amla defends on the back foot

33.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled quickly through the air once again, Amla gets behind the line and blocks

South Africa 132/1   HM Amla 0* (3b)
34.6

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, good length ball outside off stump, Amla defends back to Sreesanth off the front foot

South Africa 133/1   HM Amla 0* (4b)
35.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla strides forward and drives a flatter delivery towards mid-off

35.3

Kumble to Amla, 2 runs, flighted delivery on middle stump, Amla comes forward and clips the ball through square leg to get off the mark

35.4

Kumble to Amla, no run, flighted full toss, Amla fails to capitalise and hits it to mid-on

35.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended on the front foot back towards the bowler

35.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, Kumble ends the over with a quicker ball outside off stump, Amla moves back and defends to the offside

South Africa 138/1   HM Amla 2* (9b)
37.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, tossed up on off stump, Amla strides forward and defends back to the bowler

37.2

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Amla reaches out for it and drives wide of mid-off for a single, Jaffer fields and hits the stumps at the bowler's end but Amla is safe

37.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, quicker ball from Kumble, Amla defends off the back foot and gets an inside edge

South Africa 148/1   HM Amla 3* (12b)
39.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, tossed up on middle and off stump, Amla strides forward and defends

39.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, flighted delivery on middle and leg, Amla leans forward and nudges the ball towards the leg side

39.3

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla comes forward once again and defends on the off side

39.4

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, Amla steps out and drives the ball firmly towards mid-off for a single

South Africa 155/1   HM Amla 4* (16b)
40.1

Singh to Amla, no run, good length delivery on off stump, driven off the front foot towards mid-off

40.2

Singh to Amla, no run, fuller ball on off stump, once again the batsman gets forward and drives on the off side

40.3

Singh to Amla, FOUR, superb timing, RP Singh angles the ball into Amla who merely punches the ball, pushes it really, past mid-on for his first boundary

40.4

Singh to Amla, no run, banged in short outside off stump, Amla drops his wrists and sways out of the way

40.5

Singh to Amla, no run, RP angles another full ball into the right-hander, Amla gets forward and drives to mid-off

40.6

Singh to Amla, FOUR, full and wide outside off stump, extremely loose ball and Amla dispatches it to the boundary with a firm cover drive off the front foot

South Africa 163/1   HM Amla 12* (22b 2x4)
41.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended watchfully on the front foot to the leg side

41.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, McKenzie makes room by moving his front foot out of the way and drives towards mid-off

South Africa 164/1   HM Amla 12* (24b 2x4)
42.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, bowled flatter through the air outside off stump, Amla waits on the back foot and plays the ball square on the off side

42.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 2 runs, tossed up outside off stump, Amla reaches out for it and mis-times the drive through cover for two more

42.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, bowled quick and straight on middle stump, defended on the front foot by Amla

42.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla strides forward and pushes the ball towards mid-off

42.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Harbhajan pitches it short and gets the ball to bounce on Amla who moves back, gets on to of the bounce and plays it behind square on the leg side

South Africa 167/1   HM Amla 14* (29b 2x4)
43.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, flat delivery on off stump once again, Amla cuts off the back foot to cover where Sehwag fields at shies at the non-striker's end

43.3

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, played off the back foot behind square for a single

South Africa 169/1   HM Amla 15* (31b 2x4)
44.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot towards short leg

44.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla strides forward and defends towards the off side, Harbhajan had tossed it up outside off stump

44.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla tries to work the doosra towards the leg side and gets an outside edge towards square on the off

44.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Harbhajan drifts on to the pads this time, Amla works it off his pads towards square leg

South Africa 174/1   HM Amla 16* (35b 2x4)
45.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled flat through the air on leg stump, Amla strides forward to defend but gets hit on the pad

45.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, slower through the air but the line is on leg stump, Amla flicks towards square leg

45.3

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, Amla strides forward and closes the face of the bat to place the ball through square leg

45.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, Kumble fires the ball down leg side, Dhoni moves towards his left for a sharp take

45.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla gets on to the front foot and drives straight, he's timed it well but Kumble gets down in time to field the ball

South Africa 176/1   HM Amla 17* (40b 2x4)
47.1

Sehwag to Amla, no run, tossed up outside off stump, defended on the front foot towards the off side

47.2

Sehwag to Amla, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Amla strides forward and defends on the leg side

47.3

Sehwag to Amla, no run, flatter ball this time, Amla moves back and defends

47.4

Sehwag to Amla, no run, nice loop from Sehwag outside off stump, Amla moves forward and droves to cover

47.5

Sehwag to Amla, FOUR, Amla gets on to the front foot and drives a flighted delivery uppishly in the gap at cover, that will run to the boundary, Sehwag gave the batsman too much width

47.6

Sehwag to Amla, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

South Africa 180/1   HM Amla 21* (46b 3x4)
49.1

Sehwag to Amla, no run, Amla moves forward to a flighted delivery outside off and defends

49.2

Sehwag to Amla, no run, flatter and shorter from Sehwag, Amla goes back and pushes towards midwicket

49.3

Sehwag to Amla, no run, Amla moves back to a flat ball outside off and plays it to cover

49.4

Sehwag to Amla, no run, floated through on off stump, Amla defends on the front foot

49.5

Sehwag to Amla, FOUR, full toss outside off stump, Amla leans forward and drives towards Wasim Jaffer at mid-off who cannot move quickly enough to his left, he dives over the ball and Amla gets four to long-off, these are the boundaries that India won't get when South Africa are fielding

49.6

Sehwag to Amla, no run, defended on the leg side

South Africa 192/1   HM Amla 25* (52b 4x4)
51.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, drifts down leg side and Amla lets it go

51.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla moves back in his crease and plays a flighted delivery late on the leg side

51.3

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves back and plays a leg glance towards short fine leg, poor line from Kumble in this over so far, he's drifted down leg side

South Africa 197/2   HM Amla 26* (55b 4x4)
52.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, bowled flatter through the air outside off stump, Amla comes forward and lets it go

52.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Amla has plenty of time to go on the back foot and place the cover drive through the gap, he's settled down nicely now, South Africa go past 200

52.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla moves back and defends towards the off side

52.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, bowled flatter and straighter on middle stump, Amla nudges the ball off his pads behind square for one more

South Africa 204/2   HM Amla 31* (59b 5x4)
53.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, Kumble drifts down leg side, the batsman tries to play the leg glance but misses

South Africa 206/2   HM Amla 31* (60b 5x4)
54.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla leans forward and drives a flighted delivery wide of the fielder at mid-off

54.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla stays put in his crease and defends on the front foot towards the off side

54.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 2 runs, Amla goes back to a straighter one and plays the ball past Dravid at first slip

South Africa 211/2   HM Amla 34* (63b 5x4)
56.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, Amla moves forward and defends

56.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Harbhajan bowls it quicker on off and middle, Amla defends on the front foot to short leg

56.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves forward and clips a fuller ball off his pads towards square leg

South Africa 212/2   HM Amla 35* (66b 5x4)
57.1

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, Sreesanth pitches on a good length outside off stump, Amla moves forward and shoulders arms

57.2

Sreesanth to Amla, FOUR, too short from Sreesanth and the width outside off stump allows Amla the space to stand on the back foot and drive through cover, Yuvraj gets beaten in the infield and the ball runs to the boundary

57.3

Sreesanth to Amla, 1 run, fuller length outside off stump, Amla drives off the front foot towards the fielder on the cover boundary

South Africa 217/2   HM Amla 40* (69b 6x4)
58.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, sloppy sloppy fielding, Amla leans forward and pushes the ball back to Harbhajan who lets the ball slips right through his hands, appalling effort

58.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla lunges forward and pushes the ball in the air towards midwicket

58.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla keeps strike by pushing the ball towards long-on for one more

South Africa 220/2   HM Amla 42* (72b 6x4)
59.1

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, full, just outside the off stump, holds its line and Amla, surprisingly, against nature, goes for hard flash and gets a outside edge, along the ground to right of Dhoni

59.2

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, on a length, around the off stump and Amla punches it into the off side.

59.3

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, fullish, outside off, the left arm doesn't kick into the bowling action properly and Amla drives to mid-off

59.4

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, probing delivery, just outside the off stump and Amla plants his front foot out and shoulders arms

59.5

Sreesanth to Amla, 1 run, on the middle, moving towards middle and leg, Amla pushes it to the on side and they cross over for a easy single

South Africa 221/2   HM Amla 43* (77b 6x4)
60.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, floated on the off stump and defended stoutly. For some reason, some one shouted catch it. Must be the flies around..

60.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, leans forward to nudge a flighted delivery to the off side

60.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, a tad quicker, on the middle and defended down the track

60.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 2 runs, fuller, turns in from outside off, Amla chooses to go back and just when one thought he might get cramped, he opened the bat-face and guided deftly through backward point

60.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, stays back to a turning delivery in middle and leg line and tickles it around the corner for a single

South Africa 226/2   HM Amla 46* (82b 6x4)
61.1

Singh to Amla, no run, harmless delivery, well outside off stump and no shot is attempted.

61.2

Singh to Amla, no run, short in length, just outside the off stump, punched to short cover

61.3

Singh to Amla, no run, length delivery angling away and Amla defends to the off side

61.4

Singh to Amla, FOUR, poor delivery: short and wide and Amla moves to his fifty with a crashing square cut. Well played sir.

61.5

Singh to Amla, no run, another poor effort, this time a tad wider and Amla chooses not to chase it.

61.6

Singh to Amla, 1 run, Hmm... again wide and Amla reaches out and cuts to deep point.

South Africa 231/2   HM Amla 51* (88b 7x4)
62.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, on the middle and leg, defended to the on side

62.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to covers

62.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, another easy single to the vacant off side.

South Africa 234/2   HM Amla 53* (91b 7x4)
63.1

Singh to Amla, 1 run, angling away from Amla who pushes it to deep point for a single

South Africa 235/2   HM Amla 54* (92b 7x4)
64.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, turning in towards the pads, nudged to the on side

64.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, FOUR, went back, really back and turned it through the vacant slip region and Yuvraj makes a mess of a regulation stop at the boundary. He went down ever so slowly and just didn't reach the ball! Poor effort.

64.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, on driven for a single

South Africa 244/2   HM Amla 59* (95b 8x4)
65.1

Singh to Amla, no run, pitches on a good length around off stump and slants away from the right-hander, Amla lets it go to Dhoni

65.2

Singh to Amla, 2 runs, short and wide from RP, Amla stands on the back foot and smashes it through point, Chawla does superbly to dive on the boundary and cut off the four

65.3

Singh to Amla, no run, Amla fends at one that slants across him and gets beaten, the ball just misses the outside edge

65.4

Singh to Amla, no run, RP Singh bangs it in short and the ball flies over Amla's head

65.5

Singh to Amla, no run, good length ball on off stump, Amla stays in his crease, gets behind the line and defends on the off side

65.6

Singh to Amla, 1 run, RP pitches outside leg stump, Amla works the ball off his hips through midwicket

South Africa 247/3   HM Amla 62* (101b 8x4)
66.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, too short from Harbhajan, allowing Amla to move right back and play the ball behind square leg

South Africa 248/3   HM Amla 63* (102b 8x4)
67.1

Singh to Amla, no run, pitches on a good length around off stump and slants away from the right-hander, Amla lets it go through to Dhoni

67.2

Singh to Amla, 1 leg bye, pitches outside leg stump this time, Amla misses the flick but gets hit on the pad for a leg bye

South Africa 253/3   HM Amla 63* (104b 8x4)
68.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla once again moves across his stumps to play the ball angling into him behind square on the leg side

68.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, defended off the front foot towards the fielder at forward short leg

68.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla moves forward and blocks on the leg side

68.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, pitches the ball on leg stump and Amla works it off his pads past leg slip

South Africa 256/3   HM Amla 65* (108b 8x4)
69.1

Singh to Amla, no run, fuller length outside off stump, Amla leans into the front-foot drive and plays it towards extra cover

69.2

Singh to Amla, FOUR, shot! too full on the pads, Amla strides forward and drives through midwicket for four, Amla's timed that very well

69.3

Singh to Amla, 2 runs, Amla moves forward and uses the width outside off stump to play the square drive through point for two more

69.4

Singh to Amla, no run, RP sends down a bouncer which Amla easily ducks under

69.5

Singh to Amla, 1 run, full and wide outside off stump, RP's got several fielders in the circle on the offside but Amla still places the cover drive in the gap

South Africa 263/3   HM Amla 72* (113b 9x4)
70.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla moves back and plays the ball off his pads towards leg slip

70.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up outside leg stump, Amla moves a long way across his stumps and plays the ball to leg slip

70.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves deep in his crease and plays the ball down into the ground and in the gap between leg slip and short leg

South Africa 264/3   HM Amla 73* (116b 9x4)
72.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, flatter ball on leg and middle stump, Amla moves back and defends towards short leg

South Africa 269/3   HM Amla 73* (117b 9x4)
73.4

Kumble to Amla, 2 runs, that's the quicker one and it nearly trapped Amla leg before, he brought his bat down just in time and the ball hit the inside edge and went behind square

73.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

73.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, flighted delivery on off and middle stump, Amla gets to the pitch of the ball and drives towards mid-off

South Africa 272/3   HM Amla 75* (120b 9x4)
75.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled quicker through the air on middle stump, Amla defends on the front foot

75.2

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves forward and nudges a fast ball off his pads towards square leg

South Africa 273/3   HM Amla 76* (122b 9x4)
76.1

Sehwag to Amla, no run, Sehwag floats the ball through the air on middle stump, Amla moves back and defends to short leg

76.2

Sehwag to Amla, no run, defended off the back foot towards the bowler

76.3

Sehwag to Amla, FOUR, too short and too wide outside off stump, Amla rocks back and cuts in front of cover point for four, Jaffer's on the sweeper boundary but he can't cut it off

76.4

Sehwag to Amla, no run, fuller ball and straighter, Amla defends off the front foot

76.5

Sehwag to Amla, no run, Amla moves back this time and defends on the leg side

76.6

Sehwag to Amla, no run, bowled slightly quicker through the air on off stump, Amla leans forward and blocks once again

South Africa 277/3   HM Amla 80* (128b 10x4)
77.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled flat through the air on middle and leg stump, Amla moves forward and defends towards short leg

South Africa 280/3   HM Amla 80* (129b 10x4)
78.2

Sehwag to Amla, no run, bowled flatter through the air outside off stump, Amla lunges forward to defend on the off side

78.3

Sehwag to Amla, 1 run, Amla comes on to the front foot and uses the angle into the right-hander to work the ball off his pads behind square

South Africa 282/3   HM Amla 81* (131b 10x4)
79.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, quicker ball on middle stump, Amla defends on the front foot back towards the bowler

South Africa 288/3   HM Amla 81* (132b 10x4)
80.2

Sehwag to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

80.3

Sehwag to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves on to the back foot and glances the ball off his pads for another single

South Africa 290/3   HM Amla 82* (134b 10x4)
81.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, driven off the back foot towards mid-on

81.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla lunges on to the front foot and defends

South Africa 292/4   HM Amla 82* (136b 10x4)
82.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up on middle stump, Amla leans forward and defends towards short leg

82.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Harbhajan drifts down leg side, Amla moves back and plays the ball down into the ground towards Laxman at leg slip

South Africa 297/4   HM Amla 82* (138b 10x4)
84.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla waits on the front foot for a flighted delivery to reach him and defends on the leg side

84.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, played off the back foot towards the fielder at leg slip

84.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, bowled flatter through the air on middle stump, Amla plays the ball to Ganguly at short leg

84.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla goes right back and plays the ball off his pads to Laxman at leg slip

84.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, nice flight from Harbhajan, Amla moves forward and tries to defend, he gets beaten in the flight and covers the ball with his body

84.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

South Africa 299/4   HM Amla 82* (144b 10x4)
86.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up on middle and leg stump, Amla defends towards leg slip

86.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla once again moves back and nudges the ball through the several close in catchers on the leg side, the single brings up South Africa's 300

South Africa 300/4   HM Amla 83* (146b 10x4)
87.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, tossed up on off and middle stump, Amla went on to the back foot and nudges it towards the leg side

87.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, dug out off the front foot towards the off side

87.3

Kumble to Amla, no run, quick and straight from Kumble, Amla stays in his crease and defends with a straight bat

87.4

Kumble to Amla, no run, quicker and flatter on off stump, Amla moves back and defends on the off side

87.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, Kumble bowls a seam up delivery down leg side, Amla misses the flick and the ball thuds into Dhoni's gloves

87.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, another one, this time it is on off and middle and Amla defends on the off side

South Africa 300/4   HM Amla 83* (152b 10x4)
88.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Harbhajan goes round the wicket and pitches on leg stump, Amla defends towards leg slip

88.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla leans forward and defends a ball that pitches outside leg towards a fielder at short square leg

88.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards mid-on who is a bit deep and can't prevent the single

South Africa 302/4   HM Amla 84* (155b 10x4)
89.1

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, bowled flat through the air outside off stump, Amla pushes the ball towards cover off the back foot

89.4

Kumble to Amla, no run

89.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, Kumble goes round the wicket and angles the ball across Amla who waits on the back foot and plays the ball behind point

89.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, flighted delivery on leg and middle stump, Amla goes right back and blocks solidly, that's stumps on the first day in Chennai

South Africa 304/4   HM Amla 85* (159b 10x4)
90.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, Amla waits in his crease for the ball to turn into him and uses the angle to nudge it towards short fine leg for another single

90.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla picks the straighter one from Harbhajan and defends on the back foot towards the off side

South Africa 307/4   HM Amla 86* (161b 10x4)
92.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Amla leans on to the front foot and blocks

92.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, another flighted delivery on off and middle stump, Amla takes a stride forward and uses his wrists to work the ball towards midwicket

92.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

South Africa 323/4   HM Amla 87* (164b 10x4)
93.2

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, good length ball on off stump, Amla gets behind the line on the back foot and blocks

93.3

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, Sreesanth's bowling a tight length around off stump, Amla punches off the back foot towards the off side

93.4

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, Sreesanth gets the ball to cut back sharply into Amla who decided to offer no shot, the ball jagged back into the right-hander and hit him high on the thigh, a little lower that the Indians would have appealed

93.5

Sreesanth to Amla, FOUR, poor poor fielding, Amla went on the front foot to drive through cover and the outside edge fell short of Dravid at gully, it wasn't a catch by any means but Dravid should have stopped the ball, instead the ball beat him and raced to the boundary

93.6

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, good length on off stump, defended on the front foot towards mid-off

South Africa 328/4   HM Amla 91* (169b 11x4)
95.1

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, short of a length on off and middle stump, Amla jumps on to the back foot and defends on the leg side

95.2

Sreesanth to Amla, FOUR, over-pitched delivery outside off stump, Amla moves forward and drives firmly through the gap at cover to move on to 96

95.3

Sreesanth to Amla, FOUR, Amla moves on to 99 with an elegant drive off the back foot through cover, the length was just a bit short outside off, giving Amla the time to go back and punch it

95.4

Sreesanth to Amla, FOUR, a hat-trick of boundaries! Amla eases on to the front foot and drives another full ball through extra cover for four more, Amla takes of his helmet and celebrates his hundred, it's been a flawless innings and an immensely valuable one

95.5

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, shorter length and wider outside the off stump, Amla lets the ball go

95.6

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, once again Amla watchfully lets a good length delivery go outside off stump

South Africa 344/4   HM Amla 103* (175b 14x4)
98.1

Singh to Amla, no run, pitches short of a length outside off stump, left alone by Amla

98.2

Singh to Amla, 1 run, good length delivery on middle stump, driven towards mid-on

South Africa 358/5   HM Amla 104* (177b 14x4)
99.1

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, Sreesanth pitches on a good length outside off stump and seams it a fraction away from the right-hander, Amla lets it go

99.2

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, identical delivery, pitches outside off stump and moves away from the right-hander, Amla doesn't play a shot

99.3

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, fuller ball on off stump, Amla gets on to the front foot and defends to the off side

99.4

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, a slower ball at 125 kmh outside off stump, Amla lets it go again to Dhoni

99.5

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, a bit fuller outside off stump, Amla moves forward and drives on the up towards cover

99.6

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Amla moves back in his crease, gets behind the line of the ball and blocks

South Africa 358/5   HM Amla 104* (183b 14x4)
100.3

Singh to Amla, no run, Amla lets another good length ball go outside the off stump

100.4

Singh to Amla, no run, banged in short over the stumps, Amla ducks under it

100.5

Singh to Amla, 1 run, fuller ball on middle and leg stump, worked off the pads towards midwicket

South Africa 360/5   HM Amla 105* (186b 14x4)
101.1

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, a gentle delivery at 124 kmh outside off stump, Amla lets it go through to Dhoni

101.2

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, Sreesanth aims for the blockhole and nearly finds it, Amla waits in his crease and digs it out

101.3

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, a good length ball angles into the right-hander from outside off, Amla strides forward and pushes it towards mid-off

101.4

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, defended towards mid-on

101.5

Sreesanth to Amla, 2 runs, shot, it wasn't that short from Sreesanth but Amla moved quickly on to the back foot and punched the ball through cover

101.6

Sreesanth to Amla, 3 runs, poor line, straying on to leg stump, Amla leans across and flicks the ball through midwicket for three more

South Africa 369/5   HM Amla 110* (192b 14x4)
102.1

Ganguly to Amla, 2 runs, good length ball on off stump, Amla leans forward and drives towards Kumble's left at mid-off, Kumble dives but can't make a clean stop

102.2

Ganguly to Amla, no run, good length once again on middle stump, Amla stays in his crease and pushes towards mid-on off the back foot

102.3

Ganguly to Amla, no run, at Ganguly's pace - 112 kmh - the ball is not coming on to the bat at all, Amla waits on the back foot for a good length ball and plays it to mid-off, the batsmen have no pace at all to work with, they have to create all the power

102.4

Ganguly to Amla, no run, fuller length outside off stump, Amla moves forward and drives towards mid-off

102.5

Ganguly to Amla, no run, that was short and wide outside off stump at 108 kmh, Amla tries to force it through the off side but mis-times it

102.6

Ganguly to Amla, no run, good length ball on off stump, Amla moves on to the front foot and defends

South Africa 371/5   HM Amla 112* (198b 14x4)
104.1

Ganguly to Amla, no run, good length ball at 109 kmh outside off stump, Amla waits in his crease and cuts the ball towards point

104.2

Ganguly to Amla, 1 run, a floated delivery at 109 kmh, Amla moves forward and tries to drive hard through cover, Sehwag moves to his right at short cover and fields, he parries the ball towards mid-off for a single

104.6

Ganguly to Amla, FOUR, driven uppisly past the bowler for four, it was a fuller ball from Ganguly and Amla leant into the front-foot drive, he seemed to check his stop because of the slow pace of the ball and played it in the air past Ganguly's left hand for four

South Africa 381/5   HM Amla 117* (201b 15x4)
107.1

Singh to Amla, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, driven off the front foot towards cover

107.2

Singh to Amla, no run, Amla tries to force the ball through the off side but is too early on the shot and gets an inside edge on to the pad

107.3

Singh to Amla, no run, pitches on a good length around off stump an angles across the right-hander, Amla lets it go through to Dhoni

107.4

Singh to Amla, no run, short of a length on off stump, Amla moves on to the back foot and defends on the off side

107.5

Singh to Amla, 2 runs, RP strays on to leg stump, which allows Amla to whip it off his pads towards deep square leg

107.6

Singh to Amla, 2 runs, Amla stands on the back foot and drives a short of a length ball on the up through cover for two more

South Africa 390/5   HM Amla 121* (207b 15x4)
109.1

Singh to Amla, 1 run, good length ball on middle and off stump, Amla strides forward, pushes the ball to mid-on and immediately sets off for the single

South Africa 393/5   HM Amla 122* (208b 15x4)
110.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, flighted delivery on middle stump, Amla digs it out towards midwicket

110.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, good length ball on off and middle stump, Amla comes forward and drives towards mid-off

110.3

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla drives off the front foot once again, to mid-on this time

110.4

Kumble to Amla, no run, flatter through the air outside off stump, the ball spins a bit away from Amla who waits and plays the ball late towards point

110.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, fuller ball on middle stump, Amla moves forward and plays the ball back to the bowler

110.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

South Africa 397/5   HM Amla 122* (214b 15x4)
111.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up on off stump, Amla moves back and defends the ball towards short leg

111.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, played off the back foot towards Jaffer at short leg once again

111.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 2 runs, Amla moves deep in his crease and plays the ball late behind square for two more runs

111.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, a flighted delivery on off stump forces Amla to come on to the front foot and defend

South Africa 404/5   HM Amla 124* (218b 15x4)
113.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Amla moves forward and defends on the leg side

113.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, flighted delivery on off and middle, Amla strides forward and closes the face of the bat to play the ball to short midwicket

113.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla moves across his stumps, gets down on one knee and tries to sweep from off stump, he doesn't make proper contact

113.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, driven off the front foot to cover

113.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, fuller ball on leg stump, Amla waits in his crease and pushes the ball off his pads for a single to deep square leg

South Africa 405/5   HM Amla 125* (223b 15x4)
114.1

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, bowled flat through the air on middle and leg, Amla moves back and nudges it off his pads towards square leg for an easy single

South Africa 410/5   HM Amla 126* (224b 15x4)
115.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, FOUR, Amla moves across his stumps and sweeps Harbhajan from middle stump towards the fine-leg boundary, Ganguly has no chance of cutting that off

115.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

115.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, bowled flat through the air on off and middle stump, Amla works the ball off his pads towards square leg for one more

South Africa 417/5   HM Amla 131* (227b 16x4)
116.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, driven on the up off the front foot to mid-off

116.2

Kumble to Amla, FOUR, Amla strides forward and drives tamely to mid-off where RP Singh makes a howler, that's a shocking effort, he just didn't bend and the ball just rolls past him for four, appalling, shoddy, pathetic, take your pick

116.3

Kumble to Amla, FOUR, this time RP has no chance for Amla has driven the ball firmly off the front foot past mid-off for four, spuerb shot

116.4

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

116.5

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, Amla works the ball off his pads towards long leg where Tendulkar swoops on the ball, picks up with one hand and keeps the batsmen to one

South Africa 426/5   HM Amla 140* (232b 18x4)
117.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

117.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla moves forward and defends back to the bowler once again

117.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run

117.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla waits on the back foot for a flighted delivery and plays it behind point for a single

117.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, the length allows Amla to go on to the back foot and the angle into the right-hander allows him to work the ball behidn square for one more, he's picked up countless runs with that shot

South Africa 429/5   HM Amla 142* (237b 18x4)
118.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled quickly through the air on off stump, defended on the front foot

118.2

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves back and across and nudges a ball from middle and off towards the leg side for a single

118.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended on the front foot on the leg side

South Africa 431/5   HM Amla 143* (240b 18x4)
119.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up on off stump, Amla comes on to the front foot and blocks

119.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, bowled slowly through the air on off stump, Amla defends on the off side

119.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, FOUR, another miserable fielding effort, from Sreesanth this time, Amla drives a full ball towards mid-on where Sreesanth runs to his left and lets the ball go through his legs, Kumble needs to gather the fielders together and give them a good talking to, this is bordering on embarrassing for India

119.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot

South Africa 436/5   HM Amla 147* (244b 19x4)
120.4

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, tossed up outside leg stump, flicked off the pads through midwicket

South Africa 438/5   HM Amla 148* (245b 19x4)
121.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Harbhajan gets one to turn and bounce into Amla from off stump, he does well to stay on the back foot and play it down towards short leg

121.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, the line is too straight this time and Amla nudges the ball behind square for one

121.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla brings up his 150 with a push off the back foot towards the off side, it's been an extraordinary display of stamina and concentration for the innings has been flawless

South Africa 441/5   HM Amla 150* (248b 19x4)
122.1

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, flighted delivery on leg stump from round the wicket, Amla moves forward and pushes the ball past short leg for a single

122.3

Kumble to Amla, no run, pitches outside leg stump and Amla lets it go through to Dhoni

122.4

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

122.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, fuller ball on leg stump, Amla comes forward and plays the ball to midwicket

122.6

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, too full outside leg stump, Amla reaches out for it and flicks to long leg

South Africa 444/5   HM Amla 152* (253b 19x4)
123.1

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, starts off with a wide ball outside off stump, Amla lets it go through to Dhoni

123.2

Sreesanth to Amla, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Amla stands his ground and throws his bat at it, he plays the cut short extremely powerfully and in the gap at point, four more

123.3

Sreesanth to Amla, 1 run, short of a length and wide outside the off stump, it's a predictable line with a 7-2 offside field, Amla drives to the fielder on the cover boundary

South Africa 449/5   HM Amla 157* (256b 20x4)
124.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, Kumble pitches it wide outside leg stump and it continues wide down leg side, that could have been called by the umpire

124.2

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, played off the pads behind square for a single

124.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla leans forward and chips the ball in the air towards mid-off, RP Singh is deep in the circle and the ball falls well in front of him

South Africa 451/5   HM Amla 158* (259b 20x4)
126.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, tossed up outside leg stump from round the wicket, Amla flicks off his pads but hits it into the fielder at short leg

126.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled flatter through the air on leg and middle, defended on the back foot on the off side

126.3

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, pushed off the back foot behind square leg for a single

South Africa 456/5   HM Amla 159* (262b 20x4)
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